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Luxury lakefront 5 BR 3 BA house w/ hot tub, private assn beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Completely remodeled in 2015 - huge yard overlooking Lake MIchigan - sleeps 10

Welcome to Nothin Dune! This recently remodeled luxury lakefront family home is located directly on Lake Michigan in New Buffalo’s exclusive Riviera community. You will experience fantastic views of Lake Michigan and its spectacular sunsets while sitting in the sun room, gazebo, back porch, master bedroom or anywhere in the main living area .The large yard and location encourage you and your family to enjoy the outdoors, especially the beach and Lake Michigan. Just a short bike ride to downtown New Buffalo and a quick 75 minute drive from Chicago, you are close enough to town to enjoy the shops and restaurants while still having the feel of a summer getaway.

Many of the most exciting features of Nothin Dune are part of the major luxury remodeling performed in 2015, including but not limited to the following:

- An addition of a brand new, more than 500-square-foot master suite with awesome views of the lake, reading area, bar and fridge, master bathroom with large glass and stone rain shower and his and her vanities

- Brand new open concept kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances

- Larger backyard and renovated landscape architecture

- New outdoor grilling & prep station

- New fire pit overlooking the lake

- New built in year round hot tub - professionally maintained

- New hardwood floors and trim

- All new furniture in every room

- New carpet or new hardwood flooring in all bedrooms

- Renovated bathrooms

- New living room TV and layout

- New lighting and fans throughout house and bedrooms

The home’s open floor plan features a large kitchen and main living area with a wood burning fireplace. The windows and sliding doors are designed to let in the natural light, and Nothin Dune has a bright, clean appearance. All five well-appointed bedrooms are on the main level. These include a brand new master suite with a king bed that overlooks Lake Michigan, a second master suite with a king bed, and three additional bedrooms with queen beds(including a lakefront bedroom with a convertible Murphy bed). There are three full bathrooms, and a fantastic sun room off the kitchen with a dining table that seats up to 10.

The fishing-themed finished basement provides ample space for you and your guests to relax and watch movies on the new 58-inch HD television with surround sound (features include HD cable, Blu-ray DVD player, PS3 and an Apple TV). There is also a poker table(no smoking please).

Nothin Dune boasts high speed wireless internet throughout and a state-of-the-art Sonos sound system, which allows you to play your favorite Pandora station anywhere in the house with your smart phone. The outdoor patio and cooking area has a gas grill and a long dining table with enough chairs for the entire family. The yard provides a great place to sit, cook, spend time with the family or enjoy a drink while watching the amazing sunset. It’s big enough to play a game a whiffle ball or set up a badminton court. Please avoid walking on the dune itself, as there is plenty of grass to enjoy.

The finished gazebo overlooking the beach is a great place to catch a snooze in one of the two day beds, or read a book as you enjoy the lake breeze. A built in hot tub and gas fire pit are are just in front of the gazebo area and have great views of the lake year round. From there, a sturdy well maintained staircase leads you down to the private association beach where you and your guests can swim, read and enjoy Pure Michigan!

Please always be respectful to our great neighbors. No weddings or events of more than 10 people allowed and parking is available for four cars in the driveway only(no street parking please).

This home has provided our family many memories for decades, and we are excited to share it with you and yours!

More Details

Yellow Bird Vacations (Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Yellow Bird Vacations (Manager)

Our family has been enjoying New Buffalo for the past 40 years. We first rented the home in the early 80s and later purchased it. We love New Buffalo and our lake house 'Nothin' Dune.' Like many families, we can't use it as much as we wish we could. So we look forward to sharing our perfect getaway with you!

Yellow Bird Vacations (Manager) purchased this house in 1987

Why Yellow Bird Vacations (Manager) chose New Buffalo

Why This Property?

1st Reason: It is literally right on the beach

2nd: It has a very large back yard for games and dining

3rd: We really care about taking care of the property.

4th: You can walk to town. Ride a bike down the road or walk the beach picking up sea glass.

5th: It's just the right size. This house is built to entertain and enjoy the beach with about 6 to 8 friends and family. But when you want a day out of the sun there is a movie theater like setup in the cool basement.

What makes this house unique

The beach is wonderful. Not rocky like some other beaches in the area. We have beach chairs ready for you too!

Large backyard which is very rare. It really is a nice plus being able to play whiffle ball or bags in the back yard.

We placed an iPad loaded with Sonos and Nest in the house. So you can control your favorite Pandora station throughout the home. You can also control the AC or Heat from the iPad if you don't want to get up.

Dining Room with sunset views every night. Have dinner inside if the bugs are bad and you won't miss the sunset. If it's nice out we have an outside dining area and large gas grill setup for you.

We have a Hot tub always ready to go so you can watch the sunset and enjoy a glass of wine anytime. It's really kinda nice. You should try it. Just try not to get too much sand in the tub.

We care about your comments and are trying to put any rental money we make back into the home every year so it will keep getting better and better.


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Michigan City 8 miles, O'Hare & Midway
Nearest Barpub
1.25 Miles
Stray Dog, Caseys, Brewsters
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Whittaker Woods, Lost Dunes, The Dunes
Nearest Train
1.25 Miles
Amtrak New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 94 or Red Arrow
Nearest Restaurant
1.25 Miles
Stray Dog, Bentwood, Timothys, Casey's, Nancy's,
Car: recommended

Just take a walk down the beach and you are in the heart of the town. This is the best location you can get if you want to be in Harbor Country.


New Buffalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Brand new for 2015, Rain shower included
    Full Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Accessible to Guest Bedroom 1, 2, and guests. ShowerTubcombo
    Full Bathroom 3 with Shower - toilet , shower , Off the Master or accessible from the kitchen. Toto toilets.
  • Master Suite Bathroom - Part of the master suite wing - all new for 2015, dual sink vanity, top of the line Bathroom 1 - Is accessible off the master. Well light, New toto toilets in both bathrooms with quiet flush and soft close. Stand up shower in this bathroom. There is also a door from the kitchen to this bathroom. Makes for 2 guest baths. You can lock the door to the kitchen and it will only be accessible by going through the master. Bathroom 2- New Pottery Barn fixtures, Toto soft close quiet flush toilets, Groehe Shower with tub. Across hall from Guest Bedroom 1 & 2.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Private King Master Suite - 1 king , Over 500 sq feet., lake views, your own master bath
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 king , Attached bathroom w/ shower. On the main floor. Crib space.
    Queen Guest Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Queen Guest Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4 - One Queen, one pull out couch with twin size bed
    5th Convertible Bedroom - 1 queen , Murphy Bed with sliding wall for privacy, Lake views
    Basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out Queen Couch. Makes a nice extra Bedroom for kids.
    Finished Gazebo - 2 twin/ single , Trundle twin- can be raised to a King. Amazing room for kids
  • All Bedrooms on main level of home. Here are the details... 2 kings, 3 queens, 1 queen pull out couch in basement, 1 twin pullout couch in bedroom, 2 twins in gazebo. Master Suite - 500 sq ft. private wing - King Bed with your own Master Bath, Lake Views 2nd Master- King bed. Attached full bathroom with shower and views of the lake. Guest Bedroom 3 - Queen Bed w/ pull out twin size couch, dresser Guest Bedroom 4 - Queen Bed, dresser, nightstands The basement - pullout couch. The basement is nicely finished and people enjoy it because it is dark, quiet and cool in the hot summers. Gazebo is finished - Anderson windows and screens to keep out the rain or leave them open to hear the waves and keep out bugs. Kids favorite place to be.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We think you will really enjoy this house! Call or email now!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect House for Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful trip to New Buffalo. The house has a very large back yard and we had our own private area on the beach. The house is setup for entertaining, outdoor grill and fire pit were used often. The kitchen has a Wolf oven and stove which was perfect to cook large meals, I'm thinking the fall would be fun up here. Location is perfect. 2 min down the road to New Buffalo or head up north to sawyer, harbert, union pier. The manager was friendly and answered any questions we had. Will be booking again next year and hopefully this fall or winter. Thanks for having us! -The Stevens

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

I have had the pleasure of staying at Nothin Dune a number of times over the past few years. It is the perfect vacation rental!! Ben keeps the house immaculate and I feel immediately relaxed when I arrive at the front door. It is extremely close to all of the downtown hot spots and the beach front is prime real estate. I will definitely continue to come back here again with friends and family :)

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views, perfect house, can't-beat location

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I came here in December with another couple for a long weekend away from the city. The house is beautifully decorated, has every amenity you could want, and could've comfortably fit a dozen more people than we had. Would highly recommend a stay here and will definitely come back ourselves. Choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

I had a fantastic time! Cuddling up with my family near the fireplace and watching the sunset go done was pure bliss. It was the perfect getaway. I highly recommend this cozy home to everyone even if it may be only for a night. This is truly a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely spectacular stay! Remarkably maintained and very clean. Unbelievable views of Lake Michigan. Breathtaking sunsets on a private beach in Chicago's best lakehouse community? YES PLEASE! Ben is easy to work with and was nothing but professional and courteous. The house (which is built into the natural landscape) strikes the perfect balance between spacious and cozy, and just a quick walk to New Buffalo's "downtown" scene where we enjoyed everything this beautiful laketown has to offer. I can't say enough about my stay other than I can't wait to go back. Thanks Ben!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Sunset!

  • 5 of 5

Aside from enjoying the beautiful beach, we loved watching the sunset from the large backyard! Best sunset we've seen in Michigan!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linens Fee $110
Damage Waiver $100
Cleaning Fee $230
Tax Rate 6.0%

Taxes, cleaning, linen, and pet fees are additional. No Weddings or Events.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. (Please contact rental manager for up to date rates).
Peak Summer (Mid May - Labor Day) - 7 Nights is normal but we will take less than 7 day renters at normal rates to fill gaps.

Please contact us with questions. We will respond within 24 hours. Thanks

50% due within 5 days of booking - second 50% installment due 30 days before check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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